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Neymar tries out a sly penalty technique ahead of the World Cup

Brooks Peck
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Penalties will inevitably play an important part at some point during the World Cup and Neymar is preparing for it. Penalty takers have tried to deceive goalkeepers with stuttering run ups, Panenkas, and even prat falls. But Neymar seems to be working on something different.

During a Brazil training session, Neymar took a short run up and then just as it looked like he would take the shot with his right foot, he poked the ball with his left to trickle a shot past the half-interested keeper.

Does Neymar have the gall to try this method during a World Cup match? Would it even work? Maybe we'll find out in a few weeks. But if he does try it, he might want to copy Ezequiel Calvente's technique from the U-19 European Championship in 2010...

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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